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Unity East Elementary School showed its gratitude for veterans and senior citizens by inviting both to a Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday.
Champaign-based educational consultant Topper Steinman was the guest speaker last Thursday at Unity West Elementary School’s Title I Family Reading Night.
Parents and their children first ate together in the gym. Some students had their names drawn to take home a pizza.
Carrie Busey Elementary School in Savoy held a Science Night last Thursday.
After a yearlong hiatus, Unity’s Scholastic Bowl team is back.
There are 10 freshmen and sophomores on two junior varsity teams and 10 juniors and seniors on two varsity teams.
Most of the team members are involved in a variety of other extracurricular activities, making it challenging for sponsor Kris Graves to schedule practices.
On his business card, Tony McGuigan touts his publishing and habitat consulting company as “making a better world one animal habitat at a time.”
On Friday the California-based habitat landscaper and author shared that vision with Carrie Busey Elementary School fourth-graders as he helped Elizabeth Slifer’s class build a wildlife habitat area.
Unity West Elementary School held a hula hoop contest on Oct. 30. The competition was a celebration for students with good behavior as part of the school's Positive Behavior Intervention Systems program. Classes competed during PE to choose representatives, who then competed against others at their grade level.
St. Thomas Catholic School students got a hands-on lesson in science and engineering Friday.
Joe Muskin of the University of Illinois Mechanical Science and Engineering department spent the morning showing junior high students how to make mirrors, which they then used to make kaleidoscopes. In the afternoon, the junior high students showed younger students how to make the kaleidoscopes.
On Friday, the Kitty Room at the Montessori School in Savoy held a special event, Doughnuts with Dad. Students enjoyed doughnuts and juice with their dads after entertaining them with some songs. The class has a similar event in the spring for mothers.
Hugs and Bugs in Philo hosted a Grandparents Program on Friday.
The 10th planting of the West Woods at Unity West Elementary School was held last Wednesday.
Four kindergarten classes and all new students enrolled since last October planted a red maple, a sugar maple, a silver maple, a Crimson King red maple and five Norway spruce trees.
The rest of the school’s 489 students helped with digging, planting, mulching and watering.